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Wed Sep 4, 2013, 11:56 PM

Where is Damascus? Can You Find It On A Map With No Lines Drawn On It?

http://toys.usvsth3m.com/damascus/

I was within 70 miles - kind of thought I'd do better.


Here's what the last 500 players thought.
You were better than 85% of them. People should ask you for directions!

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Reply Where is Damascus? Can You Find It On A Map With No Lines Drawn On It? (Original post)
KittyWampus Sep 2013 OP
gopiscrap Sep 2013 #1
eissa Sep 2013 #2
Spider Jerusalem Sep 2013 #3
NoOneMan Sep 2013 #4
think4yourself Sep 2013 #5
SMC22307 Sep 2013 #6
KittyWampus Sep 2013 #8
Mr.Bill Sep 2013 #7
gopiscrap Sep 2013 #9
Blue_In_AK Sep 2013 #10
hfojvt Sep 2013 #11
Scootaloo Sep 2013 #12
PoliticAverse Sep 2013 #13
Bonobo Sep 2013 #14
pokerfan Sep 2013 #15
Zynx Sep 2013 #16
AverageJoe90 Sep 2013 #17
LadyHawkAZ Sep 2013 #18
HarveyDarkey Sep 2013 #19
HangOnKids Sep 2013 #20
KittyWampus Sep 2013 #21
HangOnKids Sep 2013 #23
KittyWampus Sep 2013 #24
HangOnKids Sep 2013 #32
Deep13 Sep 2013 #22
denbot Sep 2013 #25
wandy Sep 2013 #26
AngryAmish Sep 2013 #27
MineralMan Sep 2013 #28
NM_Birder Sep 2013 #29
Jamastiene Sep 2013 #30
Hayabusa Sep 2013 #31
Blaukraut Sep 2013 #33
Jesus Malverde Sep 2013 #34
Humanist_Activist Sep 2013 #35
SwampG8r Sep 2013 #36
NuclearDem Sep 2013 #37
Waiting For Everyman Sep 2013 #38

Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 11:59 PM

1. Yeah it's in Syria

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2013, 11:59 PM

2. Reminds me of a popular joke during the first Gulf War

What's the difference between a smart bomb and an American high school student? A smart bomb can locate Iraq.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 12:02 AM

3. 65 miles away

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 12:04 AM

4. 89 miles. We're going to need bigger bombs

 

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 12:04 AM

5. 50 miles off!

Not bad for a tiny iPhone and fat fingers.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 12:04 AM

6. "You were 18 miles away!"

But how do you stack up against the world? You were better than 97% of them. You're a Grade-A Damascus finder!

Great, I can find it. Still don't want to bomb it. Or anywhere near it.

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 12:10 AM

8. impressive.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 12:06 AM

7. Most people in this country couldn't find Dallas on a map with no lines.

Hell, probably half the people in Texas couldn't find it.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 12:16 AM

9. Whoa: on a serious note I got with in 33 miles

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 12:27 AM

10. 49 miles away

I was closer to Beirut.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 12:27 AM

11. 154 miles away

not that bad for a WAG.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 12:35 AM

12. I was off by 13 miles west-northwest

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 12:38 AM

14. 102 miles off. That's not bad! nt

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 12:55 AM

15. Holy crap, 15 miles?

I knew roughly where it was, but without any borders, I was more or less shooting in the dark. Still better than 98%.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 01:13 AM

16. 3 Miles. Apparently I did better than 100% of them.

I've studied the maps of that part of the world for a long time so this wasn't too hard.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 01:26 AM

17. 76 miles. Not bad for a geography buff. nt =)

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 01:33 AM

18. 9 miles away

You were better than 98% of them. You're a Grade-A Damascus finder!

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 01:34 AM

19. 7 miles, but that's a big circle

 

But still, "You were better than 99% of them. You're a Grade-A Damascus finder!"

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 01:40 AM

20. Maps?

Really, you brought up the subject of maps?

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Response to HangOnKids (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 01:44 AM

21. So? What's your problem? BTW, if you want relevant information regarding Syria, check my Journal

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 01:48 AM

23. I've seen your maps

I don't have any problems but thanks for asking.

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Response to HangOnKids (Reply #23)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 09:35 AM

24. Wow, you've been on DU for a whole 2 years and you've seen my "maps". And of course you don't

want to be informed about Syria. It's so much easier to be willfully ignorant.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #24)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 12:46 AM

32. Thanks for sharing Kitty

Are you mind reading now about my wanting information about Syria? Maybe I don't want or need it from you. But keep on with your bad kitty self, it is really amusing.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 01:46 AM

22. Near the Lebanese border opposite some hills from Anjar.

I was an Anjar last summer and would have been able to see Damascus if the hills had not been in the way.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 09:52 AM

25. 350 miles away on an iPad.

I could not get the map to zoom.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 10:13 AM

26. I got within 300 miles. Not bad for me...........

Heck, I get lost wondering around the Republic of Boulder.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 10:15 AM

27. 60

I would have been closer but I saw a blinding light and fell off my horse.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 10:17 AM

28. Sure. I type Damascus into Google Maps.

Pops right up.

I could point out its location on an empty map, but I'd be off a bit, I'm sure, as most people would. It doesn't matter. I can get a map, or a satellite view, and zoom in to see individual buildings there.

It is important for people to know generally where Syria is in the Middle East. It is less important for them to be able to put their finger exactly on a map. It's much more useful to call up a map and see it and its relationship to other places on a professionally created map.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 10:21 AM

29. 205 miles awway

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 10:25 AM

30. 47 miles away n/t

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 10:28 AM

31. 43 miles south, southeast

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 12:50 AM

33. 26 miles away Better than 96%. n/t

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 12:52 AM

34. thats cool! 8 miles..nt

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 12:55 AM

35. 17 milles too far East...

and no, I didn't cheat.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 01:03 AM

36. good find this was fun i ended up in a saudi desert nt

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 01:11 AM

37. 15 miles.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 01:16 AM

38. Better than I expected -- 50 miles.

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